Monday, June 12, 2006

WASHINGTON — A New York congressman asks, is Conrad Burns really a person?

So says Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., who has drafted tongue-in-cheek legislation called the B.U.R.N.S. Act, which would have the effect of excluding Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., from counting as a “person” in state population totals that the government uses to divvy up the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Read the whole story here. This is a CLASSIC! This all starts with Burns' portion of a recent bill that would outlaw counting illegal immigrants as 'people' for the purpose of reapportionment. In a letter that begins "Is the junior senator from Montana really a ‘person’?", Ackerman says

“As long as we are sacrificing the Constitution, and depriving certain people of their right to be counted, we may as well take this provision to its logical conclusion by barring those individuals who introduce such legislation from being counted as ‘persons’ themselves,"

The truth is, Mr Ackerman, no. And if it were proven that he was a person, then it would also be easily proven that he is inhumane. Hardee-har-har! I love it! What a joke we have made ourselves by allowing our image to be defined by a corrupt, racist-joke telling idiot.

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